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Beaver School Board Votes To Move Forward With $5 Million Pool – Approves $9.5 Million In New Debt

The Beaver Area School Board voted Monday night to move forward with construction of a new indoor pool to house their 32-student swim team at a cost of up to $5 million. Board members also approved a bond issuance that will saddle district taxpayers with $9.5 million in new debt.

The board’s decision will bring the district’s total debt up to approximately $45 million, with yearly debt service payments reaching $3 million.

District administrators have identified $13 million in needed facility renovations and upgrades not including the pool. Officials have said insufficient insulation in the high school is leading to ceiling-damaging condensation, and the building is in need of a new roof and sidewalks. Labs in the district have been described as “ancient” and in desperate need of renovation.

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Raven
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Raven

Open the pool, via paid passes, to the local school district taxed public, since the public will be paying for it. But, don’t ask for another 5 million or more in taxes for the Beaver municipal pool, which needs replacing. A covered combo pool for both would make more sense.

deedor1972
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deedor1972

Why not open it to the public all year long seems to me New Brighton swimming pool makes money that way?

equalizer13
Member
equalizer13

Spend taxpayer money like it is Monopoly money. If pool isn’t self sustaining go to the YMCA or another pool. Debt burden will crush this county very soon

rick
Member
rick

Here we go again using common core math to take more money from us.

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